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Ashley Bean Thornton is back in the KWBU Studio for Act Locally Waco.  Ashley and Brodie Bashaw bring us details on getting involved in activities happening in and around Waco this week.

We hope most of you have been out enjoying Waco Restaurant Week. You’ve still got today and tomorrow to join in this citywide celebration of all things yummy. A few of the remaining events include the Waco Restaurant Community Dinner tonight at 7 PM at Cultivate 7twelve on Austin Avenue.  Tickets are $75 for a bottle of Wine, a three-course meal, dessert Cocktail and Live Music & Entertainment.  (more)

Adventures of a voracious reader who works in an independent bookstore

As my readers are aware, I have a craving for novels about books, bookshelves, bookstores, and libraries.  The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman is her third novel

Abbi writes, “Larchmont Boulevard is the linear heart of Larchmont Village, populated by cafés, restaurants, boutiques, artisanal stores of many kinds, and one of the few remaining independent bookstores in Los Angeles.  That’s where Nina Hill works, spinster of the parish and heroine of both her own life and the book you’re holding in your lovely hand” (4).  I feel as though I am nearly in the presence of Jane Austen.

“The most inspiration woman in the world,” Lolly Daskal, gives a pep talk on the characteristics of a great leader in this episode of the Business Review.


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Western art is both popular and very familiar - we know it when we see it. But there are some western artists working today who are innovating within the style and who are worth seeking out. 


The masterful Soulfully album by the legendary Andrae Crouch and the Disciples is one of their best, in part because of the memorable anthem, "Through It All." 


Primary cared medial services can be provided not only by physicians, but increasingly by a range of nonphysician practioners.  


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This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune

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In Episode 71 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Cuevas Peacock. Peacock is a Community Organizer for Grassroots Community Development. He reframes the gentrification debate around cultural displacement versus economic displacement, shares success stories of working in Waco, and gives tips on how members of the community can take ownership for themselves. 


Baylor Connections - Dr. Dwayne Simmons

Sep 6, 2019
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Hearing, the brain and aging: Dr. Dwayne Simmons has built an international reputation as a leading researcher into hearing loss and what it can teach us about the aging process. Simmons, the Cornelia Marschall Smith Endowed Professor and Chair in Biology, came to Baylor three years ago from UCLA and has invested time and energy that invigorate research throughout the biology program. In this Baylor Connections, he shares why he came to Baylor and what motivates his research. 


Act Locally Waco - Events Sept. 6 - 14

Sep 6, 2019

Waco Restaurant Week, Bubba's 33 annual charity car show, Historic Waco Foundation Family Fun Day, and Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast auditions are just a few things highlighted on this edition of Act Locally Waco.


Excellent collection of poetry by the greatest Greek poet.


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Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

The Texas Commission on the Arts is a quiet state agency that seeks to spread access to the arts to everyone in the state.

Here’s a little Texas tidbit for those who have grown tired of telling friends from elsewhere that we have 254 counties: The state of Texas now offers more than 500 different kinds of specialty license plates.

I’m oddly impressed by this, but I’m much more pleased by the fact that anywhere I’ve gone in the state the most prevalent one of these seems to be the “State of the Arts” plate.  For every one of them, the Texas Commission on the Arts receives $22 of the $30 annual special plate fee. And I think it’s a relatively safe bet that most of the people who have one on their car count as a friend of the arts.

Beginning in 1946, the beloved Gotham Records label released a host of quality 45s through 1958, including this happy, up-tempo gospel romp, "Lord, I'm Done Done" by Rudolph Lewis. 


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From KUT:

"At least five people were killed and 21 others injured in a mass shooting near the cities of Odessa and Midland — about 20 miles apart in West Texas." 

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